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Rosetta Stone and Acesse Corporation Partner in Landmark Global Deal

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Rosetta Stone and Acesse Corporation Partner in Landmark Global Deal

Rosetta Stone accelerates growth of its Enterprise & Education business by providing language-learning solutions to 400,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs through Acesse University

September 9, 2014 (Arlington, VA) - Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST), the world's leading provider of education technology and language-learning solutions, today announced a partnership with Acesse Corporation to bring Rosetta Stone's award winning language solutions to more than 400,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide through Acesse's soon-to-launch continuing education product, Acesse University.

The partnership will position Rosetta Stone to further its growth in the corporate and enterprise sectors by expanding its reach in the valuable small business market, and will strengthen the company's presence in newer geographies, including China.

Serving 400,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners around the world, Acesse University will enable its members to stay competitive in today's dynamic global economy by offering courses that will improve their business acumen. Highlights of the curriculum include Internet marketing, business fundamentals, technical skills, and language training. Two solutions from the brand new Rosetta Stone® Language Learning Suite-Rosetta Stone Language Learning V3 for Business and Rosetta Stone Advanced English for Business-will be offered in the Acesse University platform.

"In an increasingly global marketplace, language abilities impact individual and organizational success, and businesses are looking for effective solutions," said Judy Verses, President of Global Enterprise & Education at Rosetta Stone. "Our partnership with Acesse will touch small business owners across the globe, and help them achieve language skills that are critical to reaching their business goals."

Over the past five years, Acesse has helped entrepreneurs by providing them with high quality, affordable, and easy to use products and services in a digital environment where there is constant change. The upcoming launch of Acesse University will fortify Acesse's position in the rapidly evolving digital space by providing entrepreneurs with a continuous learning environment to establish and grow their businesses.

"As the global landscape continues to become increasingly connected, understanding multiple languages will become more important for small businesses," explained Bob Kinsella, CEO at Acesse. "Our language-learning partnership with Rosetta Stone, as well as the other courses available through Acesse University, will give our members a competitive edge so they can accomplish their business goals and surpass their competition."

About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. The company's innovative technology-driven language, reading and brain fitness solutions are used by thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today the company offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). Since 2013, Rosetta Stone has expanded beyond language and deeper into education-technology with its acquisitions of Livemocha, Lexia Learning, Vivity Labs, and Tell Me More. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA, and has offices around the world.

For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com.

"Rosetta Stone" and related trademarks used herein are the property of Rosetta Stone and are used and/or registered in the United States and other countries.

About Acesse Corporation

Acesse Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Acesse is a global leader engaged in a daily race to provide our small business partners with high-quality, affordable, and easy to use products and services in an environment where there is constant change. Acesse is a valued and trusted partner to small business owners in their goal to reach economic prosperity and achieve their dreams.

For more information, visit Acesse at www.marketing.acesse.com, Twitter, or Facebook.

Rosetta Stone Media Contact:

Michelle Alvarez

malvarez@rosettastone.com

703-387-5862

Acesse Corporation Media Contact:

Sara Summers

pr@corp.acesse.com

612-460-4700

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.

Source: Rosetta Stone via Globenewswire

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